Director – Climate Policy and Analysis
Strategy and Policy Department
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Ray Williams just recently retired from Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), where he was the Director of Climate Policy and Analysis. Mr. Williams’s scope included federal and state climate policy and analysis covering both the electric and gas businesses. In 2017, Ray was extensively engaged in the development of AB 398, the state’s cap-and-trade extension bill, and its companion bill, AB 617, addressing air quality in local communities. Ray was also on the board for PG&E’s ClimateSmart program, a voluntary offsets program to help PG&E’s customers achieve zero-GHG electricity consumption.
Mr. Williams joined PG&E in 1981. Prior to his current position, Mr. Williams held a wide variety of positions at PG&E, including electric supply planning and operations, corporate planning, retail electric and gas rate design, gas transmission rate cases, and designing and running RFOs for new generation. He has supported PG&E through electric and gas industry restructuring, in its bankruptcy resulting from the failure of electric industry restructuring, and in the development of its long-term electric procurement processes.
Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from the Clark University, Worcester MA and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.